Ready for More Sookie and Bill? HBO Shops ‘True Blood’
‘True Blood’ fans may soon sink their teeth into more fleshy fun. HBO has begun to shop around reruns of the vampire drama to basic cable networks, according to Broadcasting & Cable.
HBO confirmed the news amid a string of successes for the show. ‘True Blood”s third season premiered two weeks ago to a record-breaking audience of 5.1 million, topping its season two premiere by almost 40 percent. The season two opener was HBO’s biggest hit since ‘The Sopranos’ series finale in 2007. Then, on Jun. 21, the network announced that it had renewed ‘True Blood’ for a fourth season, which is expected to arrive in summer 2011.’True Blood’ fans may soon sink their teeth into more fleshy fun. HBO has begun to shop around reruns of the vampire drama to basic cable networks, according to Broadcasting & Cable.
With their record breaking premiere, I think this is a good idea. It surprises me a bit because I’ve never seen a show put on a basic cable channel this quickly.
I wonder how well it will do with much of the sex and cursing toned down. What do you think?
When Sex and the City moved from HBO, I was unsure of how it would turn out. I can’t say I like it because so much is cut out, but I will watch it if I there’s nothing else on TV.
Do you think putting True Blood on a basic cable channel will draw in even more fans? Would you watch it?